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Nov 28, 2012 12:00am PST
the pressure today to get a deal on tax hikes for the wealthy and spending cuts. good evening. i'm jeffrey brown. >> suarez: and i'm ray suarez. on the newshour tonight, we get two opposing views on how to avert the so-called fiscal cliff from representatives tom price and keith ellison. >> brown: then, president obama sat down with mexico's president-elect, enrique pena nieto, this afternoon. one topic for them and for us tonight: the war on drugs, on both sides of the border. >> suarez: as lawmakers talk of reducing the country's debt, paul solman offers a history lesson on centuries of federal borrowing. >> the united states was going into default. we defaulted on many obligations to foreign creditors and to our own soldiers. >> brown: plus, every month, 1,000 young americans are infected with h.i.v., and most of those with the disease don't even know they have it. hari sreenivasan looks at a new report from the c.d.c. that's all ahead on tonight's newshour. major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: moving our economy for 160 years. bnsf, the engine that connects us. and
PBS
Nov 27, 2012 3:00pm PST
and tax increases at the start of 2013. from the white house came word that president obama will try to build public pressure on congress to raise taxes on the wealthy and prevent tax hikes for everyone else. white house spokesman jay carney. >> well, the president believes very strongly that the american people matter in this debate. because this debate is about them. the question of whether or not taxes go up on 98% of american tax payers is a very important to ordinary americans. it is not just a matter for discussion between the president and the senate minority leader. or other congressional leaders. >> brown: to that end the president met privately today with small business owners. on friday he'll travel to the philadelphia area to speak further on the issue. not to be outdone, house republicans said they'll meet with small business owners and workers in their districts arguing against the president's plan. in the senate republican my ontario leader mitch mcconnell dismissed the president's new tactics. >> as we head into the fiscal cliff negotiations, my advice to the presiden
CSPAN
Nov 21, 2012 7:00am EST
, tax due on time. revenue of four billion pounds and last year less than 1 million pounds in patents. the government has issued a claim for unpaid taxes, will he allow us to draw the wrong conclusion about whose ideas on? >> the hon. gentleman makes an important point about making sure companies make their contributions and fair tax payments and our country. we put 900 lbs. specifically into revenue to make sure we do properly get individuals to pay their taxes and yesterday i announced one of the key priorities of the g-8 which i will be sharing, in northern ireland in june of next year. and get proper international agreement paying taxes properly. >> to my right hon. friend, a preschool opening next year. one of a most deprived to provide a letter for social mobility for young people. a great tangible assets but what the government is doing in terms of education. >> very kind invitation for my hon. friend. and all of the 78 preschools that have been established over the last two years making good progress, established between now and the next election and the last government manage
CSPAN
Nov 24, 2012 7:00am EST
made it clear that when we get through the tax and job discussion in the congress he was to prioritize comprehensive immigration reform. he sees it as a key part to stabilizing the economy, investing in the middle class, not having a subclass of 11 million people that hurt economic revitalization. for him i think it is a piece of the middle class agenda. >> are the other unions working with senator schuman who say they are starting to work on a piece of legislation? >> the majority leader and center schumer. we have some issues with this idea, but we applaud his enthusiasm. we are trying to get him on the steps of key elements that are important to us. >> where do you disagree? >> i think he thinks a national id card is required. we do nothing that needs to be part of the solution to fixing the broken immigration system. >> washington journal continues. host:jim martin n. he will be talking about the future of health care, especially the elements of the affordable care act that are put to place. guest: glad to be here. host: what does it mean in general for older americans now that th
CSPAN
Nov 25, 2012 9:00pm EST
said. >> tom harris. >> the first of my constituency, tax due on time. revenue of four billion pounds and last year less than 1 million pounds in patents. the government has issued a claim for unpaid taxes, will he allow us toraw the wrong conclusion about whose ideas on? >> the hon. gentleman makes an important point about making sure companies make their contbutions and fair tax payments and our country. we put 900 lbs. specifically into revenue to make sure we do properly get individuals to pay their taxes and yesterday i announced one of the key priorities of the g-8 which i will be sharing, in northern ireland in june of next year. and get proper international agreement paying taxes properly. >> to my right hon. friend, a preschool opening next year. one of a most deprived to provide a letter for social mobility for young people. a great tangible assets but what the government is doing in terms of education. >> very kind invition for my hon. friend. and all of the 78 preschools that have been established over the last two years making good progress, established between now and th
CSPAN
Nov 21, 2012 12:00pm EST
)s and other places. so supply-side tax reduction certainly counts. .. about the last time around. >> your tax pledges between the representative. if there is a net increase would you say that is in violation of the pledge and are you worried about the words that you are hearing from speaker boehner? is he talking about a net tax increase or are we hearing that rahm? >> he's in favor of revenues that come from growth and needs to see serious spending restraint. i am in favor of revenues to come from economic growth. one of the numbers that doesn't get tossed around is cbo. the cbo says if you grew at 4% a year -- congressional budget office -- they do static modeling. they do a whole bunch of things that i think understate the case for how important growth is or how you get growth, but if you grow 4% a year, reagan numbers instead of 2% a year, france, or obama's high point -- you do that for a decade, to present additional growth, 4% a year, not to present, the federal government lets $5 trillion more than it would have because more people are working. at this point, from the bottom of the re
MSNBC
Nov 27, 2012 3:00am PST
to get the majority of a majority on tax issues. he's not going to get a majority of majority on debt raising. >> much harder on the debt ceiling than taxes. >> that's what i'm saying. i refuse to vote to raise a debt ceiling when they were trying to raise it to $5 trillion. it's something you don't do unless you get a lot of cuts on the other side. >> and it's not a game. because if you don't raise it, we saw what happened last time, you can get your debt downgraded and has real economic consequenc consequences. and that's why when people think about the fiscal cliff, we all assume that sane minds will prevail and they'll come up with some deal. there's no guarantee that sane minds will prevail. and recent history would suggest that sanity almost never prevails in washington. so you can assume it's going to be more difficult than we think. you can assume that the bush tax cuts might all go away for a short period of time. and you cannot assume they just raise the debt limit. you cannot make that assumption. >> are the president's men and women -- are they under -- are they making the
FOX News
Nov 27, 2012 3:00am PST
up 800 billion in new revenue and overhaul the tax system and changes to medicare and that's why the republicans are asking the democrats to come in and explain your deal. this plan was hatched in 2010 and everyone walked away from it and now they call bowles back up? it is late. this is what the american people are upset about. nothing gets done. >> steve: we are a month from the cliff. >> gretchen: we could have avoided the cliff if they used the plan as a starting point. americans are upset nothing gets done. >> brian: norquist is the bad guy. you should walk away from grover norquest. he said you have enough money on capitol hill and stop asking us . he's been a watch dog on our money so whether you are democrat or republican you should salute him. he warned you in the past that people who walked away from the no new taxes paid a price. >> remember the gang of 6. three of the people that you mentioned spent eight months in the room with democrats, pretending to negotiate tax increases for entitlement reform . after a while coburn had to admit they were offered nothing but tax
ABC
Nov 27, 2012 1:40am PST
. >>> but also this half hour, higher taxes on the table as the country edges closer to that fiscal cliff at the end of the year. some republican lawmakers are rethinking their promise not to raise the taxes. >>> and then here's a tax problem worth having, the tax bill on a record $425 million powerball jackpot that's up for grabs wednesday night. people across the country are dreaming. >> and we all know the chances are beyond slim. i think, the money you are putting down is for the fantasy. just that moment, you go, "man if i won this, wouldn't that be great." you're buying that moment of escape. not buying a real shot. >> you're very familiar with fantasizing, right? >> oh, yeah. >> money. winning. >> helps you get through the day. >>> and later they're back. 'tis the season for my favorite family, the griswolds, what got them together for 30 seconds after 23 years. can't believe it's been that long. details on what they're doing coming up in "the skinny." if you do not like national lampoon's "christmas vacation." you have no soul. funniest holiday movie ever. love the griswolds. >> c
CBS
Nov 28, 2012 4:00am PST
to avert the so-called fiscal cliff, those are the tax increases and spending cuts that will take effect next year. republicans and democrats continue to squabble over raising taxes and sparing entitlement programs like medicare and medicaid. today the president discusses the issues with leaders of major corporations. he met with small business leaders yesterday. susan mcginnis is in washington. >> reporter: while the two sides remain deadlocked president obama is taking his case to the american people trying to drum up support. republicans are complaining that instead of being out campaigning he needs to sit down with them and work out a deal. it's a short drive up pennsylvania avenue from the capital to the white house but congressional republicans and president obama are getting farther apart in their effort to keep the nation from veering off the so-called fiscal cliff. a series of tax hikes and spending cuts due to kick in at the end of the year. >> seems like our friends on the other side is having difficulty turning off the campaign. >> reporter: the white house says the campaign
MSNBC
Nov 27, 2012 2:00am PST
the white house took a hard line insisting tax rates have to rise on the rich. and warning that any more delay on a deal could ruin consumer confidence and hurt-day retail sales. nbc's tracie potts joins us from washington with all of those details. tracie, good morning to you. >> reporter: hi, lynn. good morning, everyone. as we track negotiations over the next few weeks, keep in mind that the key sticking point seems to be how do you get people who earn over $250,000 to contribute more? limit their deductions? close loopholes? or raise their tax rates? today president obama meets with small business leaders continuing his push for higher taxes for the wealthy. a new white house economic report warns if tax breaks go away, the average middle-class family will owe uncle sam another $2,200 next year. >> it seems to be the thing that we can all agree on, that middle-class families should see an extension of these tax cuts. >> reporter: some prominent republicans who have been dead set against raising taxes on anyone now hint they may consider other options. >> we've been open to revenue by
CSPAN
Nov 21, 2012 7:00am EST
cliff, i was wondering about maybe raising taxes. q. what are they planning on cutting? i live paycheck to paycheck. i was curious as to what people are planning on cutting instead of just raising taxes? host: you said you are living paycheck to paycheck. are you doing anything to prepare in case the u.s. goes off the fiscal cliff? caller: just try to work to make a living. this economy is not helping much. host: thank you. today's wall street journal talks a little bit about the impact of going off the fiscal cliff in this chart -- we will take you through few more those scenarios throughout the show. but we want to go to jeff from texas, the independent line. your confidence in the u.s. economy as we are approaching this fiscal cliff. caller: yes, thank you. i don't see much confidence. i don't see the fiscal cliff as the big problem. the problem is the federal reserve monetary policy. the idea that the weekend keep printing money and borrowing money and expect the government to carry everything. we are buying up all these bonds and keeping interest rates so low. politicians from both
CBS
Nov 26, 2012 12:00pm PST
to show some political courage to prevent tax increases and spending cuts from taking effect january 1st. >> there's a menu of options on the revenue side and on the entitlement side, and while there are two parties, they are willing to solve this problem, this is a very easy thing to do technically. >> reporter: republicans are hinting they may be open to a compromise that raises revenue but many are still firm they won't let bush-era tax cuts expire for the wealthiest americans. >> i would be very much opposed to raising tax rates but i do believe we can close a lot of loop holes. >> reporter: democrats say just closing loop holes and limiting deductions is not enough to make a dent in the nation's $16 trillion deficit. >> you've got to raise additional revenues, including tax rates on the wealthy. those have to go up. they have to go up. >> reporter: but many republicans believe the best way to close the gap is reform entitlement programs like social security and medicare. democrats aren't on board yet. >> my concern about raising that medicare retirement age is there will be gaps
CNBC
Nov 26, 2012 9:00am EST
almanac had today. >> we want to know what taxes are going to be. there is a big -- one of the things i look at the charts every weekend. i'm pathetic. i have them delivered to my door. everything stops in the house. utility stocks are horrendous. i think that's people saying, look, dividend is going to -- >> 39.6 on your dividends will be a different story. >> have you seen those charts? they are the worst. >> i get them delivered as well of course. >> who doesn't? >> saturday morning i like to get up and look at my charts. >> i think we have something in common. i feel better. >> three tech companies known for their beaten down stocks are getting good news from the street today. facebook upgraded to outperform over at bernstein. cibc raising rimm and yahoo! added to the conviction buy list at goldman sachs. cnbc and yahoo! have a business alliance to share and co-produce editorial content. my favorite is rimm. >> i love that. >> the blackberry 10 is locked in for january 30th. they say the carrier feedback will become more clear and a lack of new competing devices -- not sure on what
CBS
Nov 20, 2012 5:30pm PST
, there will be huge automatic tax increases and spending cuts. dave cote knows what's at stake. he's the c.e.o. of honeywell and a member of the simpson-bowles commission which came up with the budget plan. last week, president obama sought his advice. we asked cote to put america's debt into perspective by comparing it to the size of the overall economy. >> our debt is higher as a percent of g.d.p. today than it has been at any time in our history since the revolutionary war with the exception of the end of world war ii when we had a very good reason to be doing that. so we have to do something. >> pelley: what is the size of the problem? >> our net debt today if you include the impact of borrowing from social security is about $11 trillion today and over the next ten years grows to about $20 trillion. that means our annual interest bill would be a trillion dollars a year. it's ridiculous! >> pelley: dave cote knows about fixing finances. he pulled honeywell out of a slump. it's one of america's largest industrial conglomerates. 130,000 employees make products ranging from aircraft parts
FOX News
Nov 25, 2012 1:00pm PST
." you better do it the next 35 days? >> this is one of big igest tax deductions out there. it's about $158 billion. the cost to the federal government, 37 million tax returns, lots of people do it. it's on the table though for the fiscal cliff to be eliminated or to be capped. >> gregg: it could go away january. it could be capped or thrown away entirely. talk to us about some of the best ways to give at the same time helping yourself with a tax deduction. >> first of all americans are generous. 2% of their income they give regardless. revenues are down because we have been through a recession. but they continue to give. it's that generosity of spirit that we continue to see through sandy and all the rest. there are a couple of things you have to know. you have to itemize on your tax return. it has to go to a qualified nonprofit. if you are giving food to people that need it you can't deduct that because it's to an individual, it has to be a qualified nonprofit. you need a receipt if are giving away $250 or more. if it is over $5,000 you need an appraisal. you need to consider the fai
ABC
Nov 27, 2012 7:00am PST
everyone's taxes go up. both sides set to meet with business leaders this week. the company will take his campaign on the road, too, as more republicans appear willing to bend on their no new taxes pledge. jon karl is in washington. even though the president has been calling congressional leaders, they haven't made enough progress for another face-to-face negotiation. >> reporter: there's no face-to-face meeting even scheduled now between the president and congressional leaders. but i can tell you that high-level talks with staff are intensifying, with time running out. and republicans are expressing a newfound willingness to compromise on that long-standing republican pledge never to raise taxes. >> the pledge was designed -- >> reporter: meet the anti-tax enforcer. the man behind the pledge. grover norquist. >> republicans who vote for a tax increase are rat heads in a coke bottle. they damage the brand for everyone else. >> reporter: ronald reagan was part of the first pledge. and no republican has been elected without signing that no tax increase pledge. how many of these things have
FOX Business
Nov 25, 2012 2:30am EST
of the tax policies that are -- buying real estate in england excuse, i thought i was talking, i am sorry. and i think, i think that you can't confuse the twompt john is right. put housing policy in one thing and there is it a difference between ridency and citizenship. and to buy a house and be a resident is a different thing than citizenship those rules are different in every nation. >> we'll take a break. we want to thank imogen. >> thank you for havg me. >> one stock that keeps on climbing even if we fall off the fiscal cliff >> it is it time for what i need to know for next week. . >> we talk about al gore and the carbon tax no one is buying into it not evenlet cia. we'll see if it is taxpayer money . >> they have other issues on their books wayne rockerirings. >> you are looking for a steady stock. check out protective lights. i own it. >> like it and john what you got. >> grouchy marx. the death of apple is overexagerated. they have a great holiday season. >> they have sold a lot of stuff. >> john than what do you have this week. >> the utilities like the southern and excel are so
CSPAN
Nov 23, 2012 8:00pm EST
security taxes on. president clinton turned to his second choice, a federal judge appointed by president reagan. she was pretty safe bet she hired an illegal alien but she paid the social security taxes and it was not illegal to hire an illegal alien but it was close enough that they did not want to put her out there. she had to withdraw all so even though she had not broken the law. clinton 0 of -- has ended up with janet reno and ended up to regret it when she appointed a special prosecutor. you might remember bernie, the new york city police commissioner nominated by president bush to be part of his department of all land -- homeland security. they didn't vett him carefully because later he pleaded tuilty to -- guilty to fraud. or the designation as secretary of labor that had to be withdrawn the next week because a woman gave her some money and it may or may not have been illegal. but she had misled the vetters, and they threw her under the bus. after the governor romney campaign, there may be a new set of questions. it is a difficult thing if you are nominated to a prestigious post
CNBC
Nov 27, 2012 4:00am EST
after itself. that might entail a step drop because at the moment we're giving these tax breaks, but we're doing it out of our saving. >> but the point isn't just that we have to restore a higher level perhaps of taxes and lower level of spending than we might like. the problem with the u.s. is it gets into that ideological dispute over whether the way to do that should be by cutting spending and raising taxes. so there is an actual sort of fundamental disagreement that underpins this sense of knee jerk -- >> why have we had to do this? we've had to borrow money and cut people 00 taxes and spend more on social services because the underlying private sector economy completely ran out of steam. it ran out of steam because it needs the banking system to feed off. it needs access to trade credit, to business finance, et cetera. and so when the banking system suddenly said we've got another imperative for us the next few year, we'll have to rebuild our balance sheets, the private sector is temply cut off and drifts. so the public sector has to step in. so what we're really discussing is the
CSPAN
Nov 26, 2012 12:30am EST
in the midwest, at what other regional issues? >> in iowa and colorado, wind energy tax credit. there was an issue that was important in both of those states. obviously models, jobs, the president jobs plan. and i think taxes. we had a fight where you had the president advocating to increase taxes on people who made more than $250,000 a year. >> looking ahead at the agenda, how big is climate energy? >> if you look at what to this country needs to do to create jobs, having a sound energy policy makes incredible sense. i think there are it a lot of voters who cared deeply about this. voters have said repeatedly this is an issue they want addressed moving forward. from an economic standpoint and for the future of the country. >> you think the president will do something dramatic? >> he has a plan to move forward. >> is the new democratic movement dead or no longer relevant? >> i think that our party has always been the big party and we have different views and that is healthy. that is exactly why i believe i am a democrat. i believe our vision of the country has a lot of people w
PBS
Nov 20, 2012 6:30pm PST
on the present spending. >> in spite of record tax returns and cash from private companies, the treasury is still spending what it does not have. >> the finance minister is confident about germany's finances. he says they're cutting their that, he says, sends out a positive message to the rest of europe. >> i do not want to say we are a model people, but we're doing the utmost to live up to our responsibility. we have been very successful. >> the german draft project next year could spend 370 billion euro. the biggest chunk, one under 19 billion euro, would go to financing will bear and social security. the german government is putting aside 37 billion euro to cut the national debt. defense will be the third largest recipient. the german opposition and parties are not impressed. they said they should have prevented a budget that did not put them further into the red. >> you have failed in your task. instead of giving lectures in europe, and should have done your job in germany and brought the debt down to zero. you failed. >> the opposition's is taking on fresh a debt is risky with the eurozone i
CNN
Nov 27, 2012 1:00pm PST
with sharp tax increases by law they take effect automatically and many experts fear will throw the u.s. economy back into a recession. both congress and the white house are trying to make a deficit reduction deal to avoid the financial chaos. and president obama's reverting to some campaign mode right now to try to make sure things are done his way. our white house correspondent dan lothian is joining us now with new information. what are you learning, dan? >> reporter: well, wolf, while senior members of the administration including secretary geithner, chief of staff jack lou also top advisor meeting with -- the president himself trying to sell his vision to the public, but some say it's not a winning strategy. it doesn't take a gps to find the way to the fiscal cliff. much more difficult, finding the off ramp. at the president's first meeting with congressional leaders more than a week ago, there was a sense of optimism. >> my hope is is that this is going to be the beginning of a fruitful process. >> reporter: there was a follow-up phone call with house speaker john boehner, but a
CSPAN
Nov 26, 2012 10:00am EST
dollars. it is all tax money. it is not suspicious. the textbook folks are getting a little closer to the classroom there. a little more suspicious. that part of the sector is dominated by for-profit players, whether the old line textbook providers are those transitioning into the new digital age and thinking more a online adapted products. it is much lower heat from the conversation. the closer you get to the classroom, how about school operators that contract with the local school district? a for-profit company running one are two schools or a network of schools and having a goal at the end of the year to have money left over to reinvest in the business to make a better and to return over some time to return to shareholders. even at harvard business school, a very small percentage of this was ok. it seemed the paradigm was what kind of activities to be the same the public sector has a legitimate right to provide. therefore it seems an encroachment from the private sector trying to somehow capture rents that are somehow more appropriately flowed through the public sector. even on
CSPAN
Nov 24, 2012 7:00pm EST
now, unless congress and the president take action, the current tax rates will would expire and we will experience the largest tax increase in u.s. history. amid so much economic suffering, raising taxes would have a devastating impact on our economy. we cannot let this happen. republicans believe this is an opportunity to finally solve problems thatwill washington has ignored. whether it is the tax code or entitlement programs that are on a path to bankruptcy, no more short-term mandates or excuses. we can do this right. we can pass on our children and economy of growth and opportunity and government that empowers all businesses and stays out of their way. a country in which everyone has a shot at the american dream. republicans are ready and eager to get to work. we hope president obama is as well. america is a country whose people can do anything and whose leaders can envision a limitless future. today, as you join friends and family, be sure to celebrate as abraham lincoln did, with a hopeful heart. america still has so many gracious guesifts for which to e thankful. >> joined
CSPAN
Nov 25, 2012 9:00pm EST
situations began after the revolutionary war and congress had no power to tax or raise troops and was a debating society for leaders in the various states to argue different policies through the streets were almost at war with each other, independent, sovereign nations in effect, and the leaders from various states began to realize we need a stronger federal government and so they wrote the constitution. and many americans were opposed in the constitution and they became antifederalists so they were the federal lists and antifederalists bitterly opposed to each other from the very beginning from the signing of the constitution. the antifederalists gradually became known as the republicans and then democrat republicans. so that when john quincy adams was running for office you now have the democrat republicans running against the federalists and he was the last of the federalists. they ran this country from the beginning. washington, adams, he had a they were the people that ran the country had come they were really from the elite. the constitutional elite and the state-owned p
KRON
Nov 23, 2012 7:00am PST
. no sales tax. local bookstores are already under pressure under the rapid popularity of evokes. michael tucker owns eight don't chain of stores and seven cisco. if you can save 15% wouldn't you? >> they began taxing this year in other states like pennsylvania and texas. online retailers collect tax only for states where they have a physical presence. in california, amazon is building to giant warehouses. including this one near los angeles. it is a million square feet and the old fashion retailer's bid is another reason to worry. why? amazons goal is to get the items to customers faster and be able to offer same-day delivery. you can avoid stores if you want and have a package delivered to your house and a matter of hours. i went for consumers but tougher local retailers. >> @ amazon creates the distribution centers and facilities on their property this takes away one as we have left. this is a big deal. >> that means retailers need to up their game. >> retailers need to take a lesson but amazon and focus on the consumer experience. it will become more sophisticated both online and offl
ABC
Nov 28, 2012 1:40am PST
his case for raising taxes on wealthier americans. >> republicans say, get off the campaign stump and get in the negotiating room and get this thing done. so it's getting interesting. >>> imagine getting hit with unpaid parking tickets that totaled $100,000. well, a woman, her ex-boyfriend, and the battle over a car that sat for three years accumulating the fines. wow! >> chicago strong. that's how they roll there. >>> later, the secrets you can learn about your health by looking in the moore rohr. there could even be clues hidden in your earlobes. mirror, mirror on the wall. >> is it really? >> who has the creepiest ears of them all? >> little waxy. >>> first did you hear that? no. it's either the clock ticking, the powerball ticket printing or the cash registers ringing. that's for sure. all of it as we get ready for tonight's enormous powerball lottery. >> like my foley effect there? >> very nice. >> the second largest lottery jackpot ever. it's at least half a billion, and strong ticket sales mean that number could go even higher. when players are lining up in the dusty arizon
CSPAN
Nov 25, 2012 2:00pm EST
that would really move the needle. we have to realize a corporate tax cut. everyone agrees. we just did a survey including members of the general public, business leaders with the general public. 70% of the general public believes that we need to simplify the corporate tax code. that is how deep the understanding of the problem is. we cannot have a tax code that is simply complex with more complexity than virtually everywhere else in the world. >> four, five, six? >> we have to talk about the distortions in the trade system that hurt a high-service, high technology system. we did not worry about them so much when we were doing well, but now it's really getting in the way. we do not need to dumb down the regulation but just go through the process in a more logical and efficient way. this was the number one thing that the thousands of business people we interviewed and surveyed said that was the biggest barrier to investing in the u.s., the complicated regulatory infrastructure. we have to focus on the part of our infrastructure that are economically important. and the pork-barrel system.
CSPAN
Nov 22, 2012 9:00am EST
$50 of their taxes that they're going to pay or give them a tax credit if they don't pay taxes, and let them spend that $50 on any candidate that they want or on any party they want. and they can add $100 to that, um, if they -- with their own money if they want. if they don't specifically earmark their money for a candidate or a party, then that $50 goes to the party they're registered with, um, and if they aren't registered with the party, it goes to support the mechanics of the elections. and any candidate, that would create this giant pool of money. and any candidate who wanted some of that money would be able to get it as long as they, basically, swore off any other kind of funding. so it would be entirely opt-in, but it'd be so much money that people would opt into it. and that would have this process of diversifying the greater number of contributors financially to the campaigns, which would be great, and it would mean that, you know, people weren't just sitting there chasing big donors and having all these cocktail parties and big benefits all the time which is a waste
CSPAN
Nov 23, 2012 12:00am EST
it denied the basic rights of survival to native americans for tax malcolm declared quote the right of exterminating or trying to -- where they must starve even the inhabitants of thinly peopled regions would be questioned and immoral the. all of us have good reason to be alarmed at the u.s. population rate since the nation's number have been increasing at such an remarkable pace. with no european rival to contend with, nothing stood in the way at the doubling of u.s. lands in every doubling of the u.s. population except for thousands of indians who continued to live on their native ground. the united states thus provided a perfect object lesson for claims that x. is population fueled territorial aggression. in what i need your any euro american size of virtuous cycle that many native americans and their british allies sophomores a vicious circle, the continent's wide-open grounds supported demographic expansion even as the increasing u.s. population in a bold seizure and settlement of these lands. the resulting dif urchins in british versus american attitude towards american popula
CSPAN
Nov 25, 2012 8:00pm EST
about what happens on their watch. any high federal office, i think we should care because our tax dollars pay their salaries, but these people work hard. they work hard to improve the way our government works. so if good governance happens, i think it's a legitimate exercise, republicans and democrats, to say this is what got done on our watch, and we want people to know about it. >> when is your term up with the secretary of state? >> the same day she resigns, january 20. >> and what will come out of that, your work? >> well, internal history documents. each bureau of the state department is writing a list of what it achieved and doing some oral history to ask high-ranking members of the department what they worked on and what they care about. and the story of the united states and the world in these four years. >> how much of the bill clinton's memoirs were you involved in? >> i was involved in the earliest stages, which were fascinating, as he talked out his memories of his life. and that was my job was to be an interviewer much like you. and i had many meetings with him betwee
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Nov 28, 2012 5:00pm EST
of barry sudden drops in government expenditure and taxes on january 1 i could have a significant negative shock to the american and global economy. the other is the need for the united states to have a credible fiscal plan over the midterm to deal with what i think is a pretty serious long run fiscal situation. those issues often get mixed together. i would repeat what our finance minister said recently. i do think there solutions to the january 1 situation and a lot of common ground. i would think people would come to those solutions and not wait for a crisis. i hear some people talking about a budget accord. that kind of talk as lister you cannot, you go over a cliff, you cannot be sure what will happen next. with the collapse of lehman brothers, how icing major event can trigger a series of the event. i have every reason to believe these people will come to some kind of agreement on what to do. i also remain, notwithstanding all the difficulties the unit the -- the u.s. economy faces. i do not want to minimize them. this is still at its heart the most entrepreneurial, dynamic developed
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Nov 23, 2012 1:40am PST
taxes, all the items are still much cheaper here in the u.s. >> welcome to black friday. >>> well, here in the new york area, a lot of people spent thanksgiving still reeling from hurricane sandy. despite the hardships, many storm survivors gathered to express their gratitude for what they still had. namely their lives. volunteers prepared and served meals in some hard-hit areas, and some victims of sandy were treated to prime seats at the macy's parade. nice move. >>> in other news, thousands of holiday travelers in texas did not get where they were going. that is because of this massive pileup. it shut down busy interstate 10 right outside beaumont for most of the day. now two people were killed, dozens injured when more than 100 cars and trucks just slammed into each other in extremely thick fog. drivers who were not hurt, they tried to help emergency crews get to those victims. >> everybody just stopped. no movement. people getting out of their cars. i mean it feels like an evacuation. that's what it feels like. >> man. about 100 people were taken to the hospital. about a dozen were
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Nov 26, 2012 8:30pm EST
view. we have a very difficult bankruptcy tax case. nobody can say, well, you're a liberal if you want to allow the deduction by the estates which are conservative if you require the debtor, and just does not make sense. on ones more access l to the public regimely, it's hard to pick categories. there was a case involving a question of whether or not certain discrimination laws should be applied to religious institutions so you could challenge the hiring or firing of a minister on the grounds it was discriminatory. what's the liberal position in that? the view you should extend crimination laws or protect the free exercise of the religion to the greatest extent possible? we look at the cases and resolve them to our best view of the law, not in terms of a particular liberal or conservative political agenda. there's ways of characterizes this that makes sense in terms of the work we do. some of the colleagues refer to it here strictly to the text of the stay chute. others of the colleagues like to look expansively to what we call the legislative history, the background of the statute, or
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